Animal Rites at Stuart & Co. Gallery

Stuart & Co. Gallery is pleased to announce Animal Rites, an exhibition of new works by Tommy Mishima. Through exploration of the symbolic use of animals throughout art history and their relevance in Posthumanist literature as the “Other,” Mishima uncovers how these two approaches play a vital role in ritualistic channels for self-identification. Paying homage to movements such as New Objectivism, Magical Realism, and Symbolism, Mishima touches on themes of technology, popular culture, social media, and the occult thereby allowing him “to imbue the work with overlapping characteristics, even when dealing with seemingly disparate narratives.” Likewise, Mishima’s contemporary take on genre painting exposes the subliminal hidden within rituals of relative normalcy where characters appear to be sure of themselves but are shrouded in a sense of unsettlement.

Please join Stuart & Co. Gallery for the opening reception of Animal Rites on Saturday, February 11th, from 7-9pm.

For more information please contact Britney Lipton at (312) 487-1850 or via email at

Stuart & Co. Gallery
2250 W. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60612